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If this helps, similar species seen in the area recently:

Stilt Sandpiper, Red Knot, Sanderling, Baird’s Sandpiper, and all three peeps. 

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3 hours ago, BarbetSmith said:

Could you tell if their legs were yellowish or black? It's hard to see in the photos, but that could help to ID them.

Blackish

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17 hours ago, Trevor L. said:

Blackish

The problem with muddy ponds is that legs are often discolored which tends to complicate things. I wish I could help with these but, for me, peeps can be tough even with good shots. Is this a place where you can get back to and try for more photos?

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6 hours ago, HamRHead said:

The problem with muddy ponds is that legs are often discolored which tends to complicate things. I wish I could help with these but, for me, peeps can be tough even with good shots. Is this a place where you can get back to and try for more photos?

Unfortunately, no. It’s a two-hour drive from my home near Lake St. Louis.

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Semis at this time of year generally have very little in the way of dark coloration on the underparts. I'd go with Least for at least some of these birds.  Additionally, they mostly look brown, whereas Semipalmated and Western are both, essentially, gray species.

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I’m looking closer at some of these, and I’m seeing yellow legs on some, making those Least. And the closer I look at 3/5, the more I see a Semi. Could I have both?

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Right now, I think I’ve figured out some of them:

3/5: Semipalmated Sandpiper

7: Least Sandpiper

The fest I can’t figure out. I think I’m seeing reddish-orange on 4. Could that mean Western?

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